Sep 17, 2010
Pope to UK: Moon triggers July 2010 Solar Eclipse
Just a brief heads-up on the Astrology of the current visit to the UK by Pope Benedict whose presence in London today is visible in the horoscope (click image to enlarge) by Pluto 2Cap48 (the pope) and North Node 9Cap00 (encounters; meetings; the public) pointing directly at the UK's natal Ic 9Cap20 (Home) and UK natal Sun 10Cap11 (highlighted in blue.) Today's Moon 19Cap42 at noon BST, London, opposes or stimulates the degree of the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse 19Can24 in the 12 South Series (successful outcomes to long-term worries or illness - Brady.)
Previously I had posted that the July 2010 Solar Eclipse would 'eclipse' the UK's natal Moon (the people) in the most visible of houses in the UK chart, the 10th. Now I know how.
Plus, today's Mercury 6Vir55 and, at noon, the Midheaven, are snugged between Vatican II's powerful and revolutionary Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo, therefore...
n Uranus/Pluto = tr Mercury: intense thought activity; a restless, indefatigable worker; creative activity; inventive, resourceful people; a constant occupation with new things and plans. (Ebertin.)
n Uranus/Pluto = tr Mc: aspirations for innovations and reforms; mobility; the instant grasp and exploitation of every situation.
Today has its own midpoint picture which I believe is quite apt concerning the papal visit...you see part of it written on the right side of the chart and highlighted in yellow...
Mars/Mc = Saturn: disadvantages through exaggerated zeal; actions resulting in failure; suffering harm or damage; the act of separation (didn't Britain solve that one ages ago? Perhaps not. jc); inhibitions. (Ebertin.)
And though the recent Cardinal T-Squares and Cross are not within orb, two of their midpoint pictures are formed today nonetheless (and will close ranks again once Jupiter and Uranus re-move forward into Aries, a Cardinal sign)...both point to Pluto, the Pope, so I will type them once again...
Jupiter/Saturn = Pluto: potential for a total reversal of plans already made; extreme life changes; intense business activity; transforming futuristic ideas into reality.
Saturn/Uranus = Pluto: concealing changes to activities; ending extreme practices which have hindered progress (like child abuse? church pews and coffers are quite empty - jc); rigid inflexibility replaces adaptation.
Now if you've enlarged the chart, you've spied the religious Jupiter/Chiron conjunction of the Vatican at its natal Ic, in Pisces, sign of the Two Fishes and symbol of Christ (as is Chiron); today at noon in London, tr Neptune (the Divine Source; the Spirit) conjoining Chiron (as they've been for what seems like ages now) conjoins the Vatican's natal Ic as well. Jupiter tends more toward codified religion while Neptune is the spiritual realm of the Divine.
(So if you tend toward thinking that Vatican II represents the Divine Source, you'd probably best skip the personal and Protestant opinions added after the ~:~ break below. You can thank me later. ;p)
When you consider the horoscope of Vatican II (data from historical record) the many facets of 'the lady' appear to light up the whole shebang. Here's a partial list with the sign Virgo ('the virgin') prominent: Sun 19Lib30 conjunct asteroid Lilith conjunct vestal virgin Vesta, keeper of the eternal flame (which always puts me in mind of the Illuminati since one of their primary signatures is Uranus/Neptune, the duo of 'enlightenment' and 'illumination'); natal ASC = Venus/Neptune: a peculiar disposition regarding love; revealing in love ideals; possibly a libertine image.
Mary worship is, of course, a given here. Devotion (Neptune) to a lady (Venus.)
Yet there's another midpoint that sits upon the Vatican's natal ASC...
Saturn/Uranus = ASC: the fate of standing alone in the world; mourning and bereavement; focus on forces for change which had been abruptly halted due to traditional influences; public attitudes about the institution of change concerning traditional procedures. (Munkasey.)
(I suspect the last two relate to Vatican II vs Vatican I and some church members' dislike of Vatican II...Saturn's old vs Uranus' new, plus Saturn/Uranus is a signature for the Middle East which includes Jerusalem where, it is said, global one-world-government types want to set up their earthly kingdom in order to boss around the entire planet. Talk about a zero sum game!)
On Another Note
Well, here's a delightful article by Kathryn Cassidy about the Pope's UK visit along with details on September 21, 2010's Jupiter/Uranus opposition to the Sun, and the final of three Great Conjunctions @ 28Pis43. You'll also find a list with links on current Jupiter/Uranus breakthroughs as well, and some very interesting ones, I might add.
Kathryn relates the papal sojourn to the UK with the final of three Jupiter/Uranus conjunctions this Sunday, September 19, with Jupiter (the Pope) meeting the protests of radical Uranus in Pisces, also a sign of the masses. Child abuse in the Catholic Church is the primary trigger for protests and criticism, of course, and this particular Pope has some history of 'marking 'em up and sending 'em on' (an Ab Fab reference), if I understand the matter correctly. This seems to be how church authorities protect their bad apple priests (no matter how many barrels of them you must hide by relocating them to other parishes.)
For years it was all very hush-hush, you know. Until the lawsuits started.
Now to me it seems very cheeky of a Pope surrounded by such controversy to arrive with lectures for the British people on anything but then I don't see pedophile priests, bishops, cardinals, or the popes who apologize for them as doing God's work. If that's a critical flaw in me honed by a lifetime of Protestantism, so be it.
The Ten Commandments
Besides, I refuse to forget how centuries ago, the Catholic Church sassily deleted the Commandment against not worshiping graven images, then bethought themselves to split Do Not Covet into two so as to keep the original Ten. Even the Roman Empire morphed into the Catholic Church couldn't have sold a 'Nine Commandments' version of God's Law, aka, The Decalogue (how embarrassing that would have been since 9 just can't be 10!) so one can almost sympathize with their predicament on that score (if one were inclined to. But I'm being facetious on that score.)
After all, there were statues 'crying' tears of blood to promote, candles and incense to light, indulgences to sell, inquisitions to mount, and rote prayers to instill, right? Graven images were on their minds.
Whew! The Pope's visit to my olde home countrie is rousing my anti-vatican bias, isn't it? (Not the parishioners, just the hierarchy.) And there must be pros and cons to be said for how the Brits are receiving his majesty in all his finery on the outside meant to inspire reverence and awe, even among those of a secular persuasion. Bosh! It's what's on the inside of a religious leader that should inspire reverence. By their fruits ye shall know them, and this bunch abuses children like satanic freaks, then tries to cover it up with weak apologies and court settlements that admit no guilt.
So whatever transpires inside the sovereign state of the Vatican (some say Satanism) is what Queen Elizabeth now publicly puts her stamp of approval upon as she kisses the Pope's ring in Britain, a nation with child abuse issues of its own.
Or does she approve? Well, we know that US Presidents bow and kiss the holy ring as a sign of respect. My question is: does any representative of the Catholic Church deserve decent people's respect at all? (World leaders are amoral so they don't really count in today's grumpiness.) When thousands turn out to cheer a red-robed pontiff in Britain, this only feeds his imagined role as ruler of the entire world and swells his head. (As you know, red is the color of testosterone-driven Mars, the me-first planet.)
Well, you know that Nancy Pelosi has kissed Pope Benedict's ring with a very engaged looking George Bush looking on (click for photo) as did Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (of a previous pontiff, of course.)
And since the Pope's Ring of the Fisherman (it shows Peter fishing from a boat and is appropriate for Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Pisces, sign of the Two Fishes) is made of cast gold, one assumes that leaders and others who kiss it are bowing to King Gold - Mithras - as well.
The Roman Empire's military worshiped Mithras and 'papal bulls' still may be issued today. Hmm...gold, bulls, the bull statue on Wall Street, the Pope's Ring, papal bulls, bowing to kiss gold...is there a mysterious pattern here which is not so very mysterious when our eyes are opened wide?
Especially when we remember that on January 1, 2004, Pope John Paul II openly called for a New World Economic Order! (I kid you not - you can't make this stuff up. Well, you can but it's hardly necessary.)
Okay, this fussy Protestant will hush for now. And do enjoy your visit with the Pope, England. Better you than me, that's for sure.